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Weather Station

Help your students become meteorologists in this engaging lesson. After learning about different types of weather, students get to create their own weather stations to track the weather.
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  • Students will be able to describe the weather using adjectives and pictures.
(10 minutes)
  • Take students outside to notice the weather. Engage them in using their senses to notice and describe the weather. For example, they could use words such as Sunny, Rainy, or Cloudy.
  • Ask questions about how the weather looks, feels, and sounds. Prompt them to use adjectives.
(10 minutes)
  • Read aloud Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?By Tish Rabe to the class.
  • Ask students to share about the different weather they notice in the book.
  • Have students make connections between the weather they noticed outside and the weather in the book.
  • Tell students that the words they use to describe the weather are called adjectives. Explain that AdjectivesAre describing words.
(10 minutes)
  • Show students how to fold a piece of paper into three equal sections.
  • Tell students that they will draw yesterday's weather in the first section, today's weather in the second section, and their prediction of tomorrow's weather in the third section.
  • Model how to draw the different weather, using adjectives to describe what you draw.
(20 minutes)
  • Hand out pieces of paper to each student, helping them to fold the papers as needed.
  • Have students use crayons to draw yesterday's, today's, and tomorrow's weather.
  • As students work, circulate around the classroom and have them describe the weather they drew using adjectives.

Enrichment:Have students try to write a word to describe each of their pictures.

Support:Give students a list of adjectives to use when describing the weather. Prompt students to use one of the choices from the list when talking about their drawing.

(5 minutes)
  • Assess how students are using adjectives.
  • Note how closely students are looking at and representing the weather.
(5 minutes)
  • Have students share their pictures and adjectives with the class.

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